Planting Annual and Perennial Plants

by admin on July 3, 2012

–  Helen W.  in Orlando, Florida

I keep hearing my neighbor talking about planting annual and perennial plants. Since the weather in Florida is so humid, what do you recommend planting with low maintenance and is mostly a year around plant. Something that I won’t have to keep up with and replant every year and adds color?

There are a few varieties of Jasmin Minima that are a great, low maintenance ground cover. I also really like to use Nandina Firepower, Mammy Crotons, Bulbine or Society Garlic to add color year around with very little maintenance required. – John Madison with John Madison Landscape.  For more information about Landscape or Landscaping ideas contact our Orlando area Expert at www.johnmadisonlandscape.com

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by admin on July 3, 2012

 –  Steve – Sarasota Florida.

If I put window tint on my new replacement windows to knock down the sun glare, will this have an effect on my manufactuer’s warranty?

Steve,  short answer is yes!  Almost ALL window manufacturer’s have a disclaimer in their warranty information stating that adding a 3rd party product which alters the original performance of the product will VOID any and sometimes ALL warranties. 

 

The main problem with adding a film to your windows or patio doors is that the film will actually cause a heat build up within the double panes of glass. 

This causes seal failure.  If you have seal failure you will see dirt and moisture between the panes of glass.  This means most likely that your Argon gas is gone as well and the windows performance is no longer working.    Hope this information helps.   – Cubby for FAS Windows and Doors.  For more information about replacement windows, door and patio doors in the Central Florida area visit the Experts at www.faswd.com .

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Storm Season and Roofing Scams

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Benefits of Aqauriums from a guy with high blood pressure and hyperactive kids.

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Top 10 Tips to Save Energy and Money over the Summer

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Top 10 Tips to Save Energy and Money This Summer   June 20th marks the first day of summer, and for many of us that means trips to the beach, outdoor concerts, and cool drinks. Summer is also a great season to save energy and money in your home. Here are some tips to get […]

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Know your Zone when replacing your windows and doors.

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It is important to consider which climate zone your home is located in when purchasing new replacement windows or skylights.  Not all windows are made for each part of the United States.  Cooler climate areas will need to concentrate more on Argon Gas or even Krypton Gas.  Hotter climates need to concentrate more on Low e […]

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Aquarium Terminology

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Commonlu used aquarium terminology

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Energy Savings Tips and Rebate information “Progeress Energy” for Florida Homes

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Florida Energy Savings Tips and Progress Energy Rebate information Replacement Windows •Install high-performance windows, screens and films to protect upholstery, wood and artwork from UV rays while saving energy. •Eliminate “hot spots” in your home by using high-performance replacement windows. •Consider high-performance windows before you replace your AC system. They’re so efficient that they may […]

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